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Universidad francesa busca socios industriales para desarrollar dispositivos de imagen optimizados basados en láser

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20170918001
Publicado:
02/10/2017
Caducidad:
02/10/2018
Resumen:
Una universidad francesa especializada en imágenes médicas y ensayos no destructivos ha desarrollado una técnica que permite restaurar defectos relacionados con la atenuación del haz láser y facilitar el análisis de imágenes. La universidad busca socios industriales para fabricar dispositivos de tomografía de coherencia óptica (OCT) e implementar técnicas de procesamiento de imágenes mejoradas. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos de licencia con empresas de la Unión Europea que fabriquen dispositivos de imagen o equipos electrónicos empleados por profesionales sanitarios.

Details

Tittle:
French university is looking for industrial partners to develop optimized new laser-based imaging devices.
Summary:
The French university has developed a technique which allows restoring certain defects bound to the attenuation of the imaging laser beam and to facilitate the analysis of the images. It is hence looking for industrial partners interested in the making of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) devices and the implementation of improved image processing techniques. The French university also considers proposing license agreement to companies from European Union countries.
Description:
The French university is working on medical imaging and/or non-destructive testing, with a specialisation in ultrasound imaging and therapy. It offers the following services to industrials using these technologies and willing to improve processing or to develop new applications in:
- ultrasound imaging and ultrasonic detection of strongly scattering inclusions in soft tissues
- ultrasound contrast agents and non-linear ultrasonic imaging
- doppler and blood flow imaging
- photo-acoustic imaging
- ultrasonic therapy and liposomal medication ultrasound release
- non-destructive ultrasonic testing
- ultrasonically powered implanted devices (in soft tissues, liquids, etc.)

The French university is looking for companies in order to offer a license agreement. The university is seeking industrials partners working especially in the health domain or in the non-destructive testing domain in order to develop new technologies or devices, combining imaging optimisation processes and development opportunities. For instance, those industrial companies which produce imaging devices, or electronic equipment used by medical staffs.

Depending on the partner, the university can propose an on-site follow up and can participate in the realisation of the new machinery.

The optical coherence process is patented and the French university, supported by a technology transfer organism, is looking for industrial partners to test at the industrial scale the results obtained at lab level. They are also interested to continue further research on specific applications if needed.
Advantages and Innovations:
The French university has a research team specialised in image processing, and covering ultrasound imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography.

The technique which allows optimizing OCT laser imaging was originally designed to display the optical nerve. New formulations allowed applying this correction method to the imaging of the cornea or cardiovascular system.

The French university focus on:
- improving current imaging systems,
- solving imaging paradigms,
- proposing new imaging methods,
- defining the equipment´s specifications needed to implement new imaging methods,
- elaborating mathematical models to control equipment´s behavior.

The development of new methods, tools and models allows the creation of new technologies and ideally the generation of a new line of products which purposes are to improve image processing, to the benefit of clients and customers: better signals and improved information implies quicker analysis, with a lowered risk of mistake/misinterpretation.

Medical imaging and therapy is strongly linked to the general concept of non-destructive testing, but all the developed techniques can also be applied to other materials.

The French university has a field expert in ultrasound imaging and signal processing.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patents were applied with a university from Singapore for a technique which allows to restore certain defects bound to the mitigation of the laser penetration (to rephrase), and to facilitate the analysis of eye imaging.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Industrial partners, preferentially in the healthcare field
The partners will be involved in:
- the development of models and signal/ image processing techniques,
- the development of automated prototypes,
- the elaboration of imaging techniques/ machines,
- the elaboration of ultrasonic prototyping,
based on the elaboration of a manufacturing agreement.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Czech_Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06001005 Diagnósticos, diagnosis
06001013 Tecnología médica / ingeniería biomédica